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post #1 of 11 Old 04-05-2014, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Finally, First Lease Horse!

...and also a high contender for a possible buy. ;)

As most of you know, I been on the market for a horse for the past few years. I've been having an extremely difficult time finding a horse I just "clicked" with and at some points, I seemed to just give up.

My trainer showed me multiple pinto ponies, (she knows I just melt when I see a pinto :)) and while all of them were stunning, they just weren't what I was looking for.

Fast forwards a few months and my trainer asked me if I was willing to look at one more horse. We didn't have to do any driving as the horse was a boarders who has been looking to sell. I agreed and the trainer went to go get her.

Out comes this muddy, possibly chestnut, Quarter Horse mare. The only white on her was a small blaze running down her face. I decided to give her a shot and started to groom her in preparations for a lesson.

After brushing her for about 15 minutes, I was hooked. She has the kindest eyes and is such a sweet soul. Her "been there, done that" attitude was so refreshing and everything that I was looking for.

Her name is Barbie. She is a 15 year old, registered QH mare. Last Thanksgiving, she was kicked in her hind leg by another horse thus ending her show jumping career she was being trained for. Her previous history shows she was a pretty decent barrel racer and all-around western horse.

I'm leasing her through the month of April, and at the end of the month, will decided whether or not I want to buy her. So far, I really want her.... ;)

Introducing Barbie!



Please excuse my flat, helmet hair.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-05-2014, 10:58 PM
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She looks adorable! Kind of reminds me of my mare. :) Such a sweet expression too. I hope everything works out nicely- she looks like a real catch!
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-05-2014, 11:24 PM
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She looks adorable, congratulations. I like her name too.

Is it just the pictures or is her hip joint sticking out a bit (does she need to gain some weight)?
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She looks adorable, congratulations. I like her name too.

Is it just the pictures or is her hip joint sticking out a bit (does she need to gain some weight)?
I see that too, actually. And possibly a tad ribby, but she also looks like she's in the midst of shedding so could just be that.

OP: she is very cute! Hope the lease/sale works out!
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You look really happy! Congrats on finding her :)
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Is it just the pictures or is her hip joint sticking out a bit (does she need to gain some weight)?
Hmm...now that you mention it, it does look like her hip bones are sticking out in the photos. I do know she needs to gain some weight as she is a bit ribby.

I will be at the barn tomorrow so I will definitely take more photos and also ask my riding instructor/BO about it.
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how old is Barbie? (love that name, btw)
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how old is Barbie? (love that name, btw)
Aww, thanks. I'm also quite fond of the name.
As for her age, the BO has her papers but she said she is either 15 or 16. :)
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that's a good age. Still young enough to have lots of spunk, but mature in that they've been there, done that.
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Alright folks, I was finally was able to get back over to the barn today to take some more photos.

Let me know if her weight is something to be concerned about. She has been sitting around for about a year now and just starting being used again last month.





And I'll throw in a sneaky photo of her face because who doesn't love a close-up.

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